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National Poetry Month at the John C. Hitt Library

Ode to a Library Poetry Contest Winner

Congratulations to Serena Pancham, the winner of the UCF Libraries 2017 Ode to a Library Poetry Contest. Her poem, Cardboard Skins, has become a permanent part of the UCF Digital Collections in the KnightVerse section Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship (STARS).

 

Cardboard Skins

-Serena Pancham

We begin in silence

In deafening silence we hear

How loud our minds ache to speak

Quiet

Is the presence between cardboard casings

          Shuffling,

                         Downward,

                                         Slowly yet softly

Evident within ourselves is the hushed indication of progression

Gears of the mind lock into place

With every moving second

Conversations churn

Broken is the threshold

How loud our minds ache to speak

We begin in conversation

In deafening noise we hear

How loud our minds ache to speak

Alive

Is the presence between cardboard casings

Like clockwork, we are continuous

FTU Printing Plate, circa 1968

University Archives item featured in UCF Podcast

As previously posted, Dr. Robert Cassanello’s podcast project “A History of Central Florida” is a 50-episode podcast that examines the history of central Florida through local area objects found in museums, historical organizations, and other places. Today, we want to direct you specifically to Episode 45 Diploma Plate. The diploma plate featured is from UCF Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives department. (more…)

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UCF Podcast featured in Perspectives on History

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Congratulations to Dr. Robert Cassanello! His podcast project “A History of Central Florida” was recently featured in Perspectives on History. A History of Central Florida Podcast is a 50-episode podcast that examines the history of central Florida through local area objects found in museums, historical organizations and other places.

History on the Download: Podcasting the Past” describes how the project began in 2012 when “…the University of Central Florida’s Robert Cassanello brought podcast production into his Historical Documentary and New Media class. He had some experience with podcasting and thought the form was well suited to a collaborative project that would require his students to engage with public history while also producing something of their own.”

Last summer the UCF Libraries partnered with Dr. Cassanello to make the podcast project available in STARS, UCF’s Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship, which provided him the opportunity to add images, Google maps, and related resources to each podcast.

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All 50 episodes of A History of Central Florida are available for free on iTunes and STARS.

Visit the collection to listen to podcast episodes, view images related to each podcast, and discover relevant locations using Google maps.

 

Like this project? Find out how you can put STARS to work for you, too!

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